2021 Restaurant Partner: Phnom Penh

February 26, 2021

Over the years, SAAFF has partnered with many restaurants to bring our festival goers just a small taste of everything Seattle has to offer. This year, we are happy to announce that our restaurant partnerships have returned – with a twist! With our festival being all online, we wanted to spread our partnerships to the greater Seattle area! Get ready to hear the stories and voices of this year’s restaurant partners and get ready to find out how you can enjoy the taste of some of Seattle’s best restaurants while you watch our largest festival yet in the comfort of your own home!

Second up, learn more about Diane, Dawn, and Darlene, owners and operators of the recently reopened Phnom Penh Noodle House! Phnom Penh, a fan favorite located in Little Saigon’s Thai Binh Building, has been serving up Cambodian food for over 30 years. We asked them a few questions about their business and this is what they had to say!

When and what inspired you to start your business? 
Our parents opened the restaurant in 1987.  They’re refugees from Cambodian and after settling in Seattle, decided to share their love for food and the Cambodian culture with the community.

How has COVID-19 affected your business?
In 2018, due to a family tragedy we closed the restaurant my parents worked so hard to build.  With the tremendous support of the community, we managed to reopen in a brand-new space. The grand re-opening was planned a few days before the government COVID shutdown in March 2020.  One day, we’ll have our grand re-opening celebration!

What would you like our SAAFF audience to know about your business?
After operating 30+ years in the Chinatown-International District, we’re so grateful and honored to have the opportunity to do what we love – serving amazing Cambodian food.  If you haven’t been to Phnom Penh Noodle House, you’re missing out!  What are you waiting for?  There is something to please every palate.


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